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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. on 1992-05-31 (May 31, 1992)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: May 31, 1992 (check for other copies)
Venue: Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V.
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Source: SBD > DAT > SONY D8 (S/PDIF) > HD > SHN
Keywords: Live concert


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Help On The Way, Slipknot!, Franklin's Tower, Minglewood Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Queen Jane Approximately, Bird Song, Picasso Moon Scarlet Begonias, Fire On The Mountain, Women Are Smarter, So Many Roads, Saint Of Circumstance, He's Gone, Drums, Jam, Attics Of My Life, Spoonful*, The Other One*, Morning Dew*, E: Baba O'Riley*-> E: Tomorrow Never Knows*

Notes

SBD > DAT > SONY D8 (S/PDIF) > HD > SHN; via Mike Lai; listeners John Florek et al report diginoise d1t8 ~1:50-2:00

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Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars4.33 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: Dancing Cloud - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 31, 2013
Subject: So Many Roads
One for the history books. Pristine guitar solo. And a Jerry growl.

Reviewer: csmiley - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 22, 2011
Subject: Steve Miller is in the Band!
I attended each year at Sam Boyd('91-'95) and this year was by far the best in my opinion.
First set high-light would have to be "Must have been the roses." Then the heavenly "Bird Song" followed by a strong Bob Weir "Queen Jane" and "Picasso Moon."
Second set was an unbelievable 10 songs, plus 2 song encore, that included 5 songs (with encore) with Steve Miller, who was the opening act all three days. Heavily blues influenced, "Spoonful" into a historic first "Other One" into a strong,well sung eleven minute "Morning Dew" to close the second set. Steve returned on the stage,to the audience delight,for the final two songs,the third time ever played,"Baba O'Reily into "Tomorrow Never Knows."
The seemingly out-of-place train air horn at the end of space,and also done at the end of space on the final day at Shoreline, was a clue and pre-cursor of something big to come. On 6-20-1992 at R.F.K. Stadium, the Band played Casey Jones,with air horn, coming out of space, for the first time since 11-02-84!
These three shows were a blistering hot set to end the West Coast tour!

Reviewer: rmeyers - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 16, 2010
Subject: Fun show
I went to all three, and on this one we got up early to get down front. Ended up about the 4th row. There was a sound issue during HSF. I guess Jerry could talk to the sound folks over the mic, and from his expression, he wasn't saying nice things when his guitar wasn't working. I had just heard Attics & baba o'riely>TNK a couple days before at shoreline, so not as cool as they could have been. I think Bob and Steve Miller were both doing pete townsend windmill impressions. If memory serves they busted out baba oriely at Cal expo days before. My buddy got a great picture of Phil shushing steve miller so he didn't cut in too loud at the last part of morning dew. One of my better memories of the 25 shows I saw during the 1990's. Blues Traveler was playing in town and I was hoping for a special guest, but to no avail. Did catch New Riders while I was there. Decent show. People seemed to like the opener better. Think the name was Buck Page, old guy from the original Riders of the Purple Sage.

Reviewer: sbrew - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - May 31, 2010
Subject: Problems and resignation -
Honestly. This show is riddled consistently with sound issues (new in-ear system etc...) and leads to lots of sedated passages - like sailing on a day with no wind. Garcia's guitar is hardly heard more than half the time. No, he doesn't nod off, but at times just sort of checks out (and many times stops playing altogether as he's talking to the techs into the in-ear system or waiting for the corrections to be made). At others, he's ripping but can't be heard. Certainly this show has great moments, but deserves an honest overall assessment.

(reviewing after watching the Lazy Cow video of this show)

Reviewer: rizob1 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 16, 2009
Subject: 90's Dead
I'll admit I saw some uninspired mail it in 90's shows. This was not one of them. I dont agree with some of the reviews because in my opinion no band in rock n roll history has put themselves out there like the Dead did. Can you think of another band EVER that has every show, rehersal, or sound check recorded for disection? I can't tell you where The Rolling Stones were on 5-31-92, but you can see where the Grateful Dead were!! The good,the bad, the ugly. This was the good.It was an amazing weekend.4+.

Reviewer: Augy - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 12, 2008
Subject: It's hard not to like this one ...!
It's not the greatest Las Vegas show ever but, one of the better ones! I'm still kind of partial to the very first time they ever played in Las Vegas, at least, in the medium to late eras, at the Aladdin Theatre!
It's hard not to like this one, with a song list like this with "Help On The Way"->"Slipknot!"->"Franklin's Tower", "It Must Have Been The Roses", "Queen Jane Approximately", "Picasso Moon", "So Many Roads", and of course my first of only two "Attics Of My Life", not to mention "Spoonful"->"The Other One"->"Morning Dew" & "Baba O'Riley"->"Tomorrow Never Knows" with Steve Miller, Wowie Zowie!

Augy
San Diego

Reviewer: barongsong - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 30, 2008
Subject: Hunhh!
Ok Gotta throw my 2 cents in here when I see a review that is just so off. Cnick did you even listen to this show besides the one semi-off part during Slipknot where there is obviously a sound problem with Jerry's Guitar but actually by the end of the Slipknot segment it all gets sorted out and the Jam turns into one of the more interesting versions I've heard, not to mention the excellent Franklins that follows. Call me a sucker for the razors edge but check out this Bird Song that comes so close to crashing off the edge but just barely manages to stay on with the deftness of the engineers to create beauty out of certain disaster, and it just gets better from there on in. I'll leave it at that but to not give this show at least 4 stars seems a bit suspect to me and I actually really like the Jerry-Steve Miller playoff at the end of the show so I'm going to bump this up to 5 stars in my book of memories although 4+ is probably more accurate. But who wants perfection anyways?

Reviewer: Cnick - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - January 29, 2008
Subject: Then and now
Wasn't that good then or now. Funtimes yes...but great show... idts.

Good recording, but not much to the playing. Sounds like they turned Jerry down during one point during HSF.

Reviewer: pnc - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 29, 2008
Subject: this is about as good..
...as it gets in the post-brent era (unfortunately). attics is reeally good. sound is quite good for a big outdoor venue. the encore and most of what steve miller had to add is distracting and ridiculous. w/o sm the post-drums could have been insane. still pretty cool as it is.

Reviewer: majordomo - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 12, 2007
Subject: attics of my life
attics of my life is perfectly placed. i always heard it as an encore but outta space--love it.that's all.

Reviewer: HeavyE - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 8, 2007
Subject: Damn Hot
I give all three of the LV shows high scores, but this particular show was superb.

As I recall, two buddies and I arrived at 10:30 AM at the airport. We stayed at a casino that was at the end of the strip, La Hacienda and not too far from the Silver Bowl. The shows were all early in the afternoon which made it nice to enjoy the night life in Vegas. I remember Blues Traveler was playing at a local club that weekend as well. Vegas shows were particularly good for the boys and the crowd responded well.

The first set was your typical fare. The Help/Slip/Franklin was a good start with a strong Picasso Moon ender. Nothing especially note worthy.

The second set kicked off nicely. I remember the audience really shaking during Scarlet. Woman Smarter was nice. With He's Gone into drums/space into Attics, it was a nice transition. The remainder of the set Steve Miller sat in and I could not tell there was an improvement, but in no ways was there any depreciation in the sound. I have to say that Vince's playing was good through out the show and the Baba O'Rily encore was a nice surpise. Tommorow Never Knows was a thrill for me as well.

I saw at least 10 shows during the 1992 run and this one was by far the best.

Reviewer: cringle - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 2, 2006
Subject: Best Vegas Show
This show is a a pretty good show for post-1990 Dead.
Bright sparkly sound, bounce to the playing, hi-tek drums/space, and mostly free of the drug and poor health-induced performance issues that buzzkilled much of this era.

Granted, the band is out of synch in a few conspicuous places - and Jerry does space a few lyrics - and yet I come away from this show thinking that it's still more vibrant, energetic and "on" than most of my repretoire of '91-94 shows. (I have no '95s because they're so depressingly lackluster)

Killer setlists too. 2nd set goes on forever.

Steve Miller sits in on the last few songs of the 2nd set, which makes this show unique. You can sense Steve's reluctance to really jump in and make a splash ... perhaps for fear of it coming off like a fart in church.

I think the soundies were having trouble when Jerry switched to higher distortion solo mode, as there are a few times his guitar drops out of the mix when he starts soloing for about a minute until the soundies notice and boost it back up. Don't blame Jerry - he's not nodding at the helm on this one - its the mix.

The soundies use a trippy flange effect on the vocals at several points in the show. When I first heard this I chuckled to myself at how if I was at this show and trippin, I probably would have just figured it was the drugs, only to have my mind blown a second time when I first heard the playback of the show now, 13+ years later. Kinda like when I heard Rush's "Roll the Bones" for the first time while trippin and had to ask my friends "am I losing my MIND or is a muthafuka RAPPING in that Rush song!?!?"

You can still find this show available for DL ... in the strangest of places, if you look for it right.

;-p*

Reviewer: Hilder,rebuilder - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 26, 2006
Subject: the "SMR " project
"getting them all, read review 1992,2,21"-----Pause friendly, cassette, streamer, just having winter time fun, thank you Grateful Dead & archive.org

Reviewer: jfk62 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 12, 2006
Subject: Grateful for nugets.net
The SBD is still available at nugets.net - DL while you still can. Great sound!

Reviewer: feminatty - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 3, 2005
Subject: An "X-factor"Show
This show had that magic ethereal experience. The Dead shows in Vegas always had a lot of heat but this was by far the most energitic.

I had a bonafide religious experience at this show, and not a pharmcologically acquired one either. You know when they open with Help on the Way slip into Franklins Tower its going to be a special show. Nice Bird Song to round out the first set.

Second set opens with a killer Scarlet Begonia and the music builds like an orgasm and lifts you up through Saint of Circumstance, Attics of my Mind and then completely goes over the top of with Morning Dew.

You think, you and the band are spent and you've gone as high as you can, and they come back with an encore of Baba O' and Tomorrow Never Knows.

Unbelievable, you have been launched completely into the stratosphere. At this point I was able to see from one end of the universe to the other.

Long after the band left the stage, there were people still dancing on the stadium floor and in the hallways. They were dancing simply to drumming created by banging on tables and other objects capable of producing a rhytmic sound.

It was a cosmic event, nobody wanted to leave, but the best part is the music still lives!

Reviewer: feminatty - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 3, 2005
Subject: An "X-factor"Show
This show had that magic ethereal experience. The Dead shows in Vegas always had a lot of heat but this was by far the most energitic.

I had a bonafide religious experience at this show, and not a pharmcologically acquired one either. You know when they open with Help on the Way slip into Franklins Tower its going to be a special show. Nice Bird Song to round out the first set.

Second set opens with a killer Scarlet Begonia and the music builds like an orgasm and lifts you up through Saint of Circumstance, Attics of my Mind and then completely goes over the top of with Morning Dew.

You think, you and the band are spent and you've gone as high as you can, and they come back with an encore of Baba O' and Tomorrow Never Knows.

Unbelievable, you have been launched completely into the stratosphere. At this point I was able to see from one end of the universe to the other.

Long after the band left the stage, there were people still dancing on the stadium floor and in the hallways. They were dancing simply to drumming created by banging on tables and other objects capable of producing a rhytmic sound.

It was a cosmic event, nobody wanted to leave, but the best part is the music still lives!

Reviewer: steveCA - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 31, 2005
Subject: vegas?
personally I like vegas, and of course, the dead. But for some reason I don't like seeing the dead in vegas, maybe because its alway 115 degrees.
anyway, why is there a hiss if this is supposed to be digital? It's not much of a hiss but it's still a hiss! thank you, it's still worth downloading. even for me being such a snob!
sound quality gets 4.5 stars. not the set list. set list is typical for that summer tour. 3 stars.

Reviewer: Augustanowsley - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 27, 2005
Subject: Fear & Loathing in Vegas
My first road trip to see the Dead. Drove down from Denver with a couple who I met just before the trip. I dosed on the way down to stay awake. I was supposed to meet a friend who lived in
Vegas to stay at his place, only to find out he moved out of his place the day before. I asked my ride to drop me off on the Strip. Walking down Las Vegas Blvd with my gear, tired, stressed and anxiously wondering what was next. An older Deadhead couple noticed me and the lady asked me what was wrong I explained my predicament and she just smiled and told me all would be well. Not to worry. Moments later some good friends from Denver recognized me while driving on the same part of the Strip at the same time! They stopped and I hooked up with the friend I was supposed to meet originally. All turned out fine! The shows were phenomenal: each one with its own unique quality I remember a horrific dust storm kicked up after the first show. Everybody blinded by dust, getting lost can't find their rides. Mickey sampled the slot machines and kept playing it during space. The incredible lightning & thunder call & response during Drums/Space 2nd show. And the amazing Attics and killer encore of Baba/Tomorrow Never Knows. It was a great 3 day run. And of course a good time was had by all. Thanks for the memories.

Reviewer: El Santiago - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 15, 2005
Subject: Good show
Some really classic moments, but all in all not particularly great performances relative to what's out there. If you're nostalgic for this show, as I am, it's definitely worth getting. If not, check out Attics, you may get nostalgic for this show even if you didn't attend! I'll give the show 4 stars b/c of some great moments throughout. Someone post an audience recording!

Reviewer: Gr8fulDriver - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 2, 2005
Subject: Great Full DEAD
Get this.

Killer show.

It was super hot in Vegas and they had showers set up of the sidelines. The Help > Slip > Frank is a must, as is the Spoonful > Other One > Dew with Steve Miller sitting in... And a Baba > TNK encore 2nd ever... Bonus.

After the show someone came up and said... "Thank you for being part of the largest concert event in the history of the state of Nevada (It's not on this download but it is on my tape), peace and have a safe trip home."

My 4th show. (Easily in my top 5)

Thank You Archive.

Reviewer: Matty Kid - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 29, 2005
Subject: Tight
So Many Roads & Attics of My Life nice. Overall a sound show.

Reviewer: PhilPhollower - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 23, 2005
Subject: "Take a step back" to the '70's with phil during the other one
Ive always said that the dead are a second set band; they picked it up when night fell, and this show proves that. This second set through the encore is literally mind blowing. Welnick did his part on a great encore with the 90s classic continuation of The Whos "Baba O'Riley" into The Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows". The only real good thing that came with Welnick joining the band was they added some great Beatles material to their list of covers. This Scarlet Begonias is Mind Blowing, the Fire On The Mountain is Mind blowing, A So Many Roads into Saint Of Circumstance that is not only mind blowing but also unusual even more so with continuing into He's Gone. Great Space and Drums into Attics Of My Life. Then of all things Steve Miller jams from Spoonful till Morning Dew, all amazing 90s versions of these songs. Oh yeah Phil goes crazy on the Other One (take a step back to the 70s with that one). Great Second set show.

Reviewer: rawdog - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 20, 2005
Subject: the best show in the 90's
someone in our crew walked up and asked me what I thought of this show. I told them i didn't have to go to another it was the best of my generation. the band couldn't have been any tighter. how else could they follow up after the sat show. By far bar none the best so many roads of its time. This should be a dick pick. I made sure I had a copy and have spread its beauty to all of my friends who weren't there and they all agree the attics spoonful other one is pure dead at its finest. the changes, the inter-play and lesh standing tall, putting it down. sick .everyone young and old should have this in thier collection. I was glad to a part of the magic

Reviewer: lobster12 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 29, 2005
Subject: a keeper
Besting the great sat show, the boys are on top of their game. Surprise guest Steve Miller adds some noise at the end of the second set. I remember ole Jer giving a mock Pete Townshend Mindmill during baba.

Reviewer: sugarcube - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 28, 2005
Subject: SO MANY ROADS!!
Best show ever in Las Vegas. Sick So Many Roads. My favorite! And the Attics was sooo sweet....get this show!

Reviewer: patkelley - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - February 25, 2005
Subject: caution
if you're a fan of listening to jerry garcia play guitar in the dead, dont d/l this one. the quality is great and the performance is good, but garcia is so low in the mix you cant hear him most of the time

Reviewer: zarah'sdad - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 31, 2005
Subject: This is a must
A very magical show. Every song is spectacular. One of the best Roses ever.

Attics is overpowering.

I'm going to listen to it all over again to make sure it is real.

Reviewer: dirty jev-o - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 24, 2004
Subject: i love the dead but...
is anyone wary of jerry's guitar missing from the slipknot until the 3 minute mark on the sbd.?? help me out here...they are playing well ---- better than most, but no mention of this on other reviews has me miffed i also hear popping in the left side again { i have been listening too hard i guess} when the kick drum is played during attics it is a mind blowing performance, but i am merely reviewing sound quality here

Reviewer: Steinbergerman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 16, 2004
Subject: great show
Defintely the capstone of the weekend. You could hear a pin drop during Attics. H>S>F and Scarlet>Fire in the same show? Yikes!

Reviewer: erc - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 28, 2004
Subject: Evening Dew
I'm digging into the recesses of my brainium, but I seem to remember a 5pm showtime. A couple of hours of convection-style heat(TG for the firehoses) and then a setting sun that blew your mind; every color known to stage left with those KB mountains viewable from the bowl....

I'll dig up the stub...

mmmm mmm mmmmmm tasty shows.....

Reviewer: Kemper - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 24, 2004
Subject: Roads Saint
Jerry belting out so many roads at the end was emotional into an awesome Saint of circumstance

Reviewer: jonstraw - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 3, 2004
Subject: Best of All Vegas Runs?
I was one of the fortunate ones who didn't miss any of the shows in Vegas from '91-95. IMHO, Sunday's show was perhaps the best show, beginning to end, that they played in the Silver Bowl. From the "Help>Slip>Frank" start to the last strains of "Tomorrow Never Knows", it was a fun ride. Throughout the years, one might pick out specific moments in the shows that stand out (i.e.: 91's "Birdsong" w/C. Santana, 5/30/92's jam out of "Terrapin" w/ Mother Nature's lightshow or that show's "Spanish Jam", 93's "Other One" {a monster!}, '94's "Victim>Eyes", etc), this is the best complete show. They were as "on" as they could be in '92, and several songs were benchmarks. In particular, the "So Many Roads" is tremendous. True, the solo is not inspiring, but Jerry is absolutely screaming by the end of this song, and the rest of band does its best to keep up. It has been said before, but you HAVE to hear the "Attics" to believe it. Or, more accurately, not hear it. I remember the parking lot talk, that they had played it in Shoreline, but you never want to get your hopes up. You could have heard the proverbial pin drop during this performance - 50K plus just enjoying the beauty of the song. Get this show for the beauty and the grandeur, and the knowledge that even in the 90's, the boyz were capable of pulling off an entire show that was worth it for all.

Reviewer: mhopcraft - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 2, 2004
Subject: The Deal went down this weekend!
The desert wind blew the clouds away to reveal the night sky as Jerry strummed the first chords to Attics of My Life. Yes, it was one of those nights. Steve Miller, who would open all the stadium shows on the upcoming summer tour, sat in for Spoonful through Morning Dew. By the time attics was played it was night. Steve miller opened and by the 2nd set the night sky was approching.